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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Our Daily Chleb

Chleb – the polish word for bread
Sounds equally inviting to my ear
As our native English sound
One of the first five or ten words
I ever learned to say
A source of pleasure
Best savored in the flesh
Bringing forth a glottal hum 
From deep in your throat
So deep in your chest too
Especially sinking your teeth
Into a fresh dark loaf
So sign and signified derive 
Their mutual strength
From the same root source --
The chakra of life itself
That sprouts from the ground
And you carry home underarm
But to speak of it still is
The least of its charm

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